Göteborg Landvetter Airport

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Göteborg Landvetter Airport
Landvetter Airport Logo.jpg
Landvetter Air View.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Luftfartsverket (1977–2009)
Swedavia (2010–present)
Serves Gothenburg, Sweden
Location Landvetter
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 154 m / 506 ft
Coordinates 57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111Coordinates: 57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111
Website swedavia.com/landvetter/
GOT is located in Sweden
Location of airport in Sweden
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,299 10,823 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers total 6,375,512
International passengers 4,919,944
Domestic passengers 1,455,568
Landings total 33,837
Source: Swedish AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics: Swedavia[2]

Göteborg Landvetter Airport (IATA: GOTICAO: ESGG) is an international airport serving the Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg) region in Sweden. With 6.4 million passengers in 2016 it is Sweden's second-largest airport after Stockholm-Arlanda.[2] Landvetter is also an important freight airport. During 2007, 60,100 tonnes of air cargo passed through Landvetter,[3] about 60% of the capacity of Arlanda.

The airport is named after the town of Landvetter, which is located in the municipality of Härryda. It is 11 NM (20 km; 13 mi) east-southeast[1] of Gothenburg and 40 km (25 mi) west of Borås. It is operated by Swedavia, the national airport company. Since the closure of Göteborg City Airport for commercial operations it is the city's only commercial passenger airport.


The airport was opened in 1977.[4] Passenger services, previously at Torslanda Airport,[5] north of Gothenburg, were moved to Landvetter in 1977. In 2001, some budget airlines began serving the former military base in Säve, which was renamed from Säve Flygplats to Gothenburg City Airport. That airport was closed down in winter 2014–2015 because of large reconstruction needs, meaning an increase of traffic on Landvetter of almost a million annual passengers. There has been a tendency that international travel has increased, especially on tourists, while domestic has declined somewhat (mostly business travel).[citation needed]

In 2013 the international terminal was extended fairly much with new shops, and in 2014 the domestic and international terminal were joined into one terminal.

On 14 April 2015 Swedavia announced a 10-year long contract with DHL Express to build a new 7500 m2 large cargo terminal, replacing the old 1700m2. The construction will begin in spring 2015 and is underway for one year. This was a step included in plans for Airport City.[6] In 2018-2020 the terminal building will be enlarged, with three new air bridges.[7] There are also plans to build a shortcut on the railway Gothenburg–Borås with a tunnel and a railway station under the airport. Construction start is planned to be 2020 and operation estimated by 2023.[8]


Landvetter Airport has traditionally had two terminals, domestic and international, but they have merged into one common terminal. In 2009 all baggage drop was moved to in the international terminal, since all baggage had to be screened with new regulations. In 2014 the two terminals joined into one with all baggage collected at the arrivals hall in the previous international terminal. The transfer area, which has several shops, cafés and a restaurant, is accessible for all passengers since that year.

There are eight air bridges, at gates 12–17, 19, and 20.[9] Gates 10–11, 18A–18G and 21A–21D transport passengers to the aircraft via an airside bus transfer. The eight air bridges are not enough, so airside bus transfer is regularly used. Traditionally gates 10–15, which are accessed without clearing immigration, used to be limited to intra-Nordic flights but nowadays cater to all flights within the Schengen Area, which are treated as domestic flights. Gates 21A–21D are located in the international transit area, used for flights outside the Schengen Area, and access is only possible after clearing immigration. Gate 19 and 20 are positionable so that, depending on upcoming flights, reaching them may or may not require clearing immigration. The freight terminal uses gate numbers below 10.

Like in other large airports, there is a VIP area, where anyone who want to pay can go through a dedicated security check, and wait in the VIP lounge and be transported by car to the airplane, avoiding mix with ordinary people. The VIP area can also hold wedding ceremonies.[10]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Gothenburg:[11]

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel
Air France
operated by HOP!
Lyon, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
airBaltic Riga (resumes 1 June 2017)[12]
AIS Airlines Borlänge
Austrian Airlines Vienna (resumes 2 June 2017)[13]
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines Stockholm-Bromma, Umeå (ends 23 June 2017),[14] Visby
Seasonal: Östersund
BMI Regional Birmingham (resumes 8 May 2017)[15]
British Airways London-Heathrow
British Airways
operated by SUN-AIR
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Hamburg, Prague
Eurowings Düsseldorf
Finnair Helsinki
Icelandair Seasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavík
Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Sulaimaniyah
Iran Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
NextJet Luleå, Oulu, Sundsvall, Tromsø[16]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Alicante, Barcelona, London-Gatwick, Málaga, Rome-Fiumicino, Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Chania, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Salzburg, Split (begins 30 March 2017),[17] Tenerife-South
Primera Air Seasonal: Almería, Chania, Dubrovnik (begins 21 May 2017),[18] Faro (begins 23 May 2017), Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lamezia Terme, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Pula, Tenerife-South
Ryanair Alicante, Kraków (begins 1 November 2017),[19] London-Stansted, Málaga, Thessaloniki (begins 27 March 2017),[20] Warsaw-Modlin
Seasonal: Bergamo, Edinburgh, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Rome-Ciampino, Zadar
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Luleå, Málaga, Stockholm-Arlanda, Umeå
Seasonal: Alicante, Athens, Geneva, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Pula, Split, Östersund
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Swiss Global Air Lines
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona
Widerøe Bergen, Oslo-Gardermoen
Wizz Air Belgrade, Budapest, Gdańsk, Kaunas (begins 28 June 2017),[21] Skopje, Tuzla, Vilnius (begins 26 March 2017),[22] Warsaw-Chopin


Airlines Destinations
Amapola Flyg Stockholm-Arlanda, Jönköping, Sundsvall
ASL Airlines Belgium Oslo-Gardermoen, Liège, Turku, Tallinn
DHL Aviation Copenhagen, Leipzig/Halle


Busiest routes[edit]

Main check-in hall
In front of the passenger terminals
Logistics facilities
Busiest international routes to and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (2016)[23]
Rank Airport Passengers handled  % change
1  United Kingdom, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, London-Stansted 698,142 Increase 13.0
2  Germany, Frankfurt 350,365 Increase 6.5
3  Denmark, Copenhagen 329,450 Increase 11.5
4  Netherlands, Amsterdam 321,815 Increase 8.1
5  Germany, Berlin 265,061 Increase 14.3
6  Finland, Helsinki 208,772 Increase 1.6
7  Germany, Munich 199,672 Increase 7.4
8  Belgium, Brussels 179,832 Increase 10.5
9  Turkey, Istanbul 159,942 Decrease 13.3
10  Spain, Gran Canaria 148,561 Increase 12.3
11  Spain, Palma de Mallorca 140,849 Increase 31.2
12  France, Paris-Charles de Gaulle 126,002 Decrease 19.4
13  Spain, Alicante 114,761 Increase 15.4
14  Spain, Málaga 106,099 Increase 11.2
15  Greece, Chania 88,958 Increase 5.9
16  Spain, Barcelona 87,840 Increase 16.2
17  Norway, Oslo-Gardermoen 84,961 Increase 18.2
18  Greece, Rhodes 77,787 Increase 39.5
19  Spain, Tenerife 73,097 Decrease 2.9
20  Poland, Warsaw-Chopin, Warsaw-Modolin 72,775 Increase 69.3
21  Turkey, Antalya 63,648 Decrease 57.9
22  Cyprus, Larnaca 63,043 Increase 12.7
23  Germany, Düsseldorf 62,855 Increase 10.7
24  Italy, Rome-Ciampino, Rome-Fiumicino 59,345 Increase 9.7
25   Switzerland, Zurich 50,631 Increase 41.0
26  Hungary, Budapest 49,295 Increase 7.2
27  Macedonia, Skopje 45,936 Decrease 8.3
28  Croatia, Split 45,449 Increase 139.1
29  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tuzla 42,991 Increase 0.2
30  Poland, Gdańsk 36,305 Increase 25.6
31  Serbia, Belgrade 33,213 Decrease 20.8
32  Germany, Hamburg 30,798 Increase 17.5
33  France, Nice 27,019 Increase 9.2
34  Spain, Fuerteventura 23,973 Increase 20.7
35  Italy, Bergamo 23,466 Increase 8.6
36  Thailand, Phuket 21,841 Decrease 10.7
37  Iceland, Reykjavík-Keflavík 21,009 Increase 18.0
38  Italy, Pisa 20,622 Increase 9.6
39  Czech Republic, Prague 16,510 Increase 127.1
40  Greece, Kos 15,890 Decrease 35.1
Busiest domestic routes from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (2016)[24]
Rank Airport Passengers Change
1 Stockholm län vapen.svg Stockholm-Arlanda, Stockholm-Bromma 1,325,166 Decrease1.3%
2 Västerbotten län vapen.svg Umeå 41,106 Increase1011.0%
3 Norrbotten län vapen.svg Luleå 37,826 Increase16.1%
4 Gotland vapen.svg Visby 33,567 Increase3.6%
5 Skåne län vapen.svg Malmö 13,844 Decrease3.1%
6 Västernorrland län vapen.svg Sundsvall 10,847 Decrease1.9%
7 Dalarna vapen.svg Borlänge 5,482 Decrease9.7%

Busiest countries[edit]

Countries with most handled passengers to/from Gothenburg (2016)[citation needed]
Rank Country Passengers Change
1  Germany 908,846 Increase8.7%
2  Spain 732,617 Increase16,8%
3  United Kingdom 727,332 Increase11.3%
4  Denmark 336,441 Increase10,8%
5  Netherlands 322,090 Increase8.2%
6  Greece 267,693 Increase6.0%
7  Turkey 224,332 Decrease37.5%
8  Finland 208,871 Increase1.5%
9  Belgium 180,570 Increase11.0%
10  France 167,934 Decrease21.5%
11  Italy 122,359 Increase8.6%
12  Poland 109,177 Increase41.9%
13  Norway 85,645 Increase15.3%
14  Croatia 74,886 Increase56.2%
15  Cyprus 63,043 Increase12.7%
16   Switzerland 59,167 Increase29.7%
17  Hungary 49,295 Increase7.3%
18  Macedonia 45,936 Decrease8.4%
19  Serbia 33,213 Decrease20.9%
20  Thailand 30,269 Decrease8.8%



Flygbussarna and Swebus takes passengers to the city of Gothenburg in 20 minutes, and in 30 minutes to Gothenburg Central station. Swebus (Bus 830) takes passengers to Borås central station in 35–40 minutes and to Jönköping central station in 1h 50m.


The road distance to Gothenburg is 25 kilometres (16 mi) and to Borås 40 kilometres (25 mi), both via the Riksväg 40 motorway. To go northeast to Alingsås and beyond, the official route is via Partille. Most locals use a 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) shorter shortcut between Härryda and Lerum signposted "Härskogen". There are 7,300 parking spaces at the airport.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "EAD Basic - Error Page". Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 12 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_InfoSida_70_30____36426.aspx Trafikstatistik från svenska flygplatser (Swedish) Archived 6 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ ____2637.aspx Did you know that... – LFV
  5. ^ ____2634.aspx History – LFV
  6. ^ "Swedavia bygger 7 500 kvm stor terminalanläggning med DHL som... - Swedavia". Mynewsdesk. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Klart för utbyggnad av Landvetters terminal
  8. ^ The Gothenburg-Borås Project
  9. ^ After the Security Control
  10. ^ Weddings
  11. ^ swedavia.com - Timetable retrieved 24 February 2017
  12. ^ "airBaltic Brings Record Passenger". Air Baltic. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  13. ^ Austrian Airlines (11 November 2016). "Austrian Airlines Will Operate Flights to Gothenburg Starting June 2017". Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  14. ^ http://affarsliv24.vk.se/1872411/direktlinje-fran-umea-laggs-ned?mobil
  15. ^ https://www.flybmi.com/press-release/bmi-regional-announces-new-birmingham-hub-three-new-routes/
  16. ^ Nextjet öppnar inrikes långlinje med jettrafik Note that the source probably says that Nextjet rents an aircraft from Voyageur but operates it themself, but it's not really clear
  17. ^ "Norwegian startar ny direktlinje till Split från Göteborg Landvetter". Swedavia. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  18. ^ https://primeraair.com/plan-trip/summer-destinations/
  19. ^ http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/swedavia/pressreleases/ny-flyglinje-till-krakow-fraan-goeteborg-landvetter-1780389
  20. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/269001/ryanair-expands-thessaloniki-routes-in-s17/
  21. ^ https://wizzair.com/#/booking/select-flight/GOT/KUN/2017-08-16/2017-08-18/2//
  22. ^ "Ny direktlinje från Landvetter till Vilnius med Wizz Air". Swedavia. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  23. ^ [1]
  24. ^ [2]

External links[edit]

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